5 March, 2020 Gunnedah businesses will have greater access to local opportunities thanks to a new initiative driven by Gunnedah Shire Council. Council, along with the Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce are encouraging local business owners to sign up to Gunnedah Shire Localised, an online business directory. Described as “your social network for local business,” Localised helps businesses increase their visibility by building connections with fellow business owners and new customers. Local businesses can sign up to this platform for free, where they will see benefits including: Access to a library of resources and articles authored by local business experts Opportunities to attend networking and professional development events in the Gunnedah Shire, Free listing on the local business directory, connecting consumers to a large range of local businesses, and Access to an online community noticeboard where local businesses can collaborate and share positive news stories. Gunnedah Shire Mayor Cr Jamie Chaffey said Localised would facilitate increased spending between local businesses, keeping money within the Shire. “We have great local businesses, but sometimes they can be hard to find. Through Localised the business community has a new way of coming together to promote themselves, share business tips and advice, find goods and services, connect to business events and discover upcoming local opportunities,” Mayor Chaffey said. Council Manager of Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said that Localised will be a fantastic local and collaborative tool for our businesses. “Localised is a great tool to help businesses reach new customers, as well as connecting the local business community. That’s good for business, for jobs and the broader community,” Ms Hoddle said. For more information and to join Localised, head to https://gunnedahshire.localised.com.au/ ENDS Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.